Discover The Trails
In 2022, Elk Rapids was designated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a Pure Michigan Trail Town.
The Trail Town designation recognizes and provides resources for communities that provide trails and outdoor recreation opportunities to residents and visitors. Elk Rapids offers a variety of land and water based recreational opportunities and trails. A short drive will connect you to over 300 miles of non-motorized trails for paddling, walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, birding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other recreational opportunities. Use the map below to plan your next northern Michigan trail adventure.
Planning Your Adventure
Using the trail map, click on any icon to learn more about each trail. To expand the map, click on the square (corners) in the upper right on the map. You can also zoom in for more detail.
To explore more trail opportunities beyond the immediate area, click a trail name for more information.